Using wrong router settings can slow down your WiFi speed.
It’s worth making sure you’re using the correct WiFi frequency channel for the devices you use most often in your home.
HighSpeedInternet.com specialists have determined the best frequency for common devices.
According to the website, “The band you use for your connections can affect your WiFi speed and WiFi signal strength at different distances from your router.”
Most WiFi routers have two communication bands: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
The 2.4GHz band tends to offer better range, so you’ll get a better connection the further away you are from your router.
The 5GHz band allows you to get much faster speeds over a shorter range or distance.
According to HighSpeedInternet.com, game consoles, PCs, smartphones and smart TVs are better suited for a 5-channel WLAN frequency.
Smart speakers, smart home devices, and security cameras are said to work better with 2.4 GHz.
This list is not exhaustive and you can easily search for the best WiFi band to use with other popular devices.
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It’s easy to change your router’s frequency channel, but the steps may differ depending on your device.
Generally, you need to access your router’s settings page.
In most cases, you’ll need to find your router’s IP address and then type that into a web browser to access an admin page.
Here you can enter your router’s login data to access your settings.
You should see an option to change the WiFi frequency and switch between the two.
Each frequency has numerous channels to choose from.